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Regional Air Mobility

America is home to over 5,000 airports available for public use, yet only 30 of these airports serve over 70% of all travelers. A recent paper from NASA and industry experts representing airlines/operators, vehicle manufacturers, electric infrastructure companies, aviation technology companies, and sustainable transportation thought leaders, suggests that the local airport you may not have even known existed will soon be a catalyst for change in how you travel. According to this team, Regional Air Mobility (RAM) will fundamentally change how we travel and receive our goods by bringing the convenience, speed, and safety of air travel to all Americans, regardless of their proximity to a travel hub or urban center.

The paper asserts that investments in RAM are complimentary to and an accelerator for other emerging markets that aspire to transform the airspace. Through targeted investments, RAM will increase the safety, accessibility, and affordability of regional travel while building on the extensive and underutilized federal, state, and local investment in our nation’s local airports.

Regional Air Mobility (RAM)


RAM will increase the safety, accessibility, and affordability of regional travel while building on the extensive and underutilized federal, state, and local investment in our nation’s local airports.


Notional Lunar ISRU Architecture

Regional Air Mobility: A Brief History. Photo of Cape Air Tecnam P2012 Traveller N288CA by N717JG, CC BY-SA 4.0, bg removed, recolored. Photo of the Pipistrel Velis Electro s/n 003 by Andrejcheck, CC BY-SA 4.0, bg removed, recolored.

The local airport you may not have even known existed will soon be a catalyst for change in how you travel. It will be a gateway from your doorstep to the rest of the world. It will be a hub for local, renewable energy. It will make sure that your community has rapid access to convenient commerce options and critical supplies. Best of all, it doesn’t rely on miraculous technology or infrastructure advancements – the groundwork is already in place. Download the full report to learn more about the impact of Regional Air Mobility, today and in the future.


Contributors

Authors
Kevin Antcliff, NASA
Nicholas Borer, NASA
Sky Sartorius, Boeing
Pasha Saleh, Alaska Airlines
Robert Rose, Reliable Robotics
Maxime Gariel, Xwing
Joseph Oldham, New Vision Aviation
Chris Courtin, Electra.Aero
Marty Bradley, Electra.Aero
Satadru Roy, Georgia Tech
Bryan Lynch, Explorer Aircraft
Arnel Guiang, FLOAT Shuttle
Paul Stith, Black & Veatch
Dengfeng Sun, Purdue University
Susan Ying, Ampaire
Michael Patterson, NASA
Vince Schultz, NASA
Roei Ganzarski, magniX
Kevin Noertker, Ampaire
Cory Combs, Ampaire
Rich Ouellette, Boeing (ret.)

Reviewers
Jeremy Thomas, Reliable Robotics
Stan Little, Southern Airways Express
Zach Lovering, Aera Aircraft
Emilien Marchand, Aera Aircraft
Peter Shannon, Radius Capital
Ben Marcus, UP Partners | AirMap
Christian Bailey, Curated Innovation
Richard Abbott, Explorer Aircraft

Technical Editors & Designers
Aryn Sperandio, True Story Consulting
Kurt Niedermeier, kngraphicdesign.com
Anabella Tourkaman, Universities Space Research Association